Lower lid deformity secondary to autogenous fat transfer: A cautionary tale

Jason A. Spector, Lawrence Draper, Sherrell J. Aston

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Although autogenous fat grafting is performed with increasing frequency, its safety around the periorbital area remains ill defined. This article presents the case of a young woman whose tear troughs were treated using autogenous fat transfer (AFT), with resultant bilateral lower lid deformities. Secondary correction of this aesthetic deformity caused by AFT to the tear trough proved extremely difficult and resulted in a temporary lower lid ectropion. After resolution of her ectropion, the patient was very satisfied with her postoperative appearance. The authors recommend a judicious approach to the correction of this deformity with AFT until objective outcome studies on this technique become more widely available.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)411-414
Number of pages4
JournalAesthetic Plastic Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Autogenous fat grafting
  • Autogenous fat transfer
  • Lower lid deformity
  • Lower lid ectropion
  • Tear through

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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